The reviews are rolling in!

“Laurie Stewart is my cousin by marriage. I have always known Laurie to be very creative and talented. She has published a young adult book on Kindle recently. I have read it and was very impressed with her writing skills. The story is told in first person by the 3 main characters, all teenagers. I highly recommend you have your teens read A Test of Loyalty by Laurie Stewart.”  (Gale Stewart, New Mexico)

“4.0 out of 5 stars Three worlds. Aug. 31 2015
By RavensviewPublished on
Format:Kindle Edition
Three teenagers, three cultures. Samantha’s background is Rockliffe, a rich and trendy neighbourhood. Ashleigh is from a Mohawk reserve. Faraj, a Muslim, is from Iraq. All three live now with their families in a run down apartment building in Mechanicsville, a neighbourhood struggling with drugs and prostitution. All three are initially set in their ways, biased by their cultures and battling their own demons, but loneliness and day to day challenges push them together into sharing some unexpected friendships. And sharing an unexpected disaster. The three lives are told with alternating points of view, a challenging technique that is well managed. In spite of the occasional rough edge, this is a well written first novel, a rich and accurate portrayal of life in the ghetto, and characters that grow through their new relationships. Each deals in their own way with tragedy, and leaves us feeling both satisfied that issues have been resolved, and wondering at what might come next.”
And this:

Wow! That was fast!

Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
#4,456 Paid in Kindle Store
#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children’s Books > People & Places > Social Situations > Peer Pressure
#7 in Books > Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Peer Pressure
#12 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children’s Books > Issues

Now, I will admit that getting ranked #3 with only 6 sales kinda bothers me.  Is nobody else writing in that genre?  Should I shelve other projects to frantically write YA books about peer pressure?  How does this bode for my years’ long attempt at a high fantasy novel?  When should I start poking publishers?

And how do I know what’s going on with the Kindle unlimited?  Two people read the whole book, I get paid by the page, but how much?

*breathe in*

Nope, the second proof arrived today and it’s beautiful!  *sniff*


I need to send one to my mom!


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